| Jan 18, 2015
| 2:27 PM
After four people with ties to Northwestern University committed suicide within a year, Josh Walfish no longer could remain silent.
The deaths compelled him to disclose a painful piece of his past that he had kept to himself. When he revealed his...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Chicago police say students were the victims in two separate holdups near the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in the past week.
At about 2 p.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday, police say that two males wearing hooded sweatshirts...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Tyrone Hood paused just outside the prison entrance to look at the horizon, the treetops and the bridge spanning the nearby Mississippi River. He marveled at the technicolor world around him, a jarring contrast to the grays and whites that had been his...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 12:15 PM
Lauren Ribordy has several theories as to why women are not better represented in the field of computer science. But the 18-year-old senior at Glenbrook South High School is fully committed to changing that.
In mid-November, Ribordy, a Glenview...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:38 PM
In his final minutes in office Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions, including two commutations that will lead to freedom for convicted murderers whose appeals had been stuck in the courts in spite of mounting evidence of their innocence....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Abe Kogan was a successful entrepreneur who grew his suburban businesses into leaders in the plumbing and kitchen supply industry.
Mr. Kogan started the businesses, Builders Plumbing Supply in Addison and Kitchen Distributors of America in Itasca, after...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Robin Williams was a rich, talented and beloved superstar who had no problem holding up his demons for public inspection. He joked onstage about his cocaine addiction and spoke with many interviewers about his alcoholism, relapses and mental health.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A law enforcement veteran with decades of experience in Chicago has been named a deputy chief of police in Oak Park, officials announced this week.
Frank Limon was chosen out of more than 60 candidates in a four-month national search process, said Oak...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:02 AM
When Northwestern University cut down a stand of trees last year to make way for a parking garage and visitor center along Lake Michigan, it seemed as if the university was bumbling into a new version of the madness that inspired Joni Mitchell's famous...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The year 2014 was a year of recovery for the real estate world. The market continued to improve, realtors were back at work (and lovin’ it, I might add), and buyers and sellers were actively doing deals.
Projects were started, construction...